White Blood Cell count

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2007 at 10:38 am

      Hi folks, first post on the new board. I am post GBS (5/2000), about 98% back. Finally I can say I have few residuals, only if tired. So, my Nuero AND my primary care docs both retired. I found a new PC, had my case file transferred. He did a physical which included a blood test. The only notable results were a slightly elevated white blood cell count, specifically the ‘absolute eosinophils’. Googled that and found some references to an auto-immune disorder. Who’da thunk it ? So I guess my question to you knowledgeable folks is did you have the same results on your blood tests
      either during or post GBS ? I know the answer is wait for the Drs. appointment but inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for any help and I sincerely hope everyone has a healthy new year…..

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Shaky,

      I have had a high wbc for years along with a fever. My PCP doc sent me to a hematologist who felt they were both related to my smoking cigarettes as they were inflammatory related. I don’t know why, but I did not push the issue of me having had GBS, but I didn’t. So my PCP doc just knows that is the way I am.

      Wish I had a better answer for you.

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2007 at 1:42 pm

      [SIZE=2]Hello [/SIZE][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Shaky,[/SIZE]
      I also have a high white blood count. Both with GBS and post but not before GBS. My doctors did not know why….? They just ignore the fact. So all I can is not sure!


    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2007 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Shaky,

      I did not have ‘absolute eosinophils’, but I have two slightly elevated white blood counts other than eos, and slightly elevated TSH. This has firstly been ignored by the doctors. However, I have not been diagnosed yet.

      Looking for eos and autoimmune diseases, I see that if you have one autoimmune disease, it is probable that you will get others as well. I am being tested for thyroid disease and a sensory neuropathy, and I already have Asthma and Allergy which are also considered autoimmune diseases.

      How lucky we all seem to be 🙁

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2007 at 9:07 am

      my WBC count was a little high when in hospital, but has since been normal.

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      I also had a high WBC count while in the hospital. Have not been checked for it since…I think it comes with the GBS package. Goin on 6 weeks tommorow and still cannot stand or walk although that plans to change soon.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2007 at 10:52 am

      I’m new to this forum and I was reading your story and noticed that you had high WBC when you were diagnosed with GBS. My WBC was extremely low. I had a count of 1.2 and normal is 5,000 to 10,000. How is the rest of your blood work and your blood pressure? I had heard that your blood pressure could either go up or down, right along with your heart rate? I hope that you can start walking soon and getting on with your life as normal as possible. Teresa Rose
      aka Confused rose